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Jul 10, 2010 21:40 |  #1

Does the selective color work here?

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Jul 10, 2010 21:49 |  #2

Sorry, not for me. It draws attention to the... wrong end of Sophia.


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Jul 10, 2010 22:06 |  #3

That was my take on it as well. Turn the baby around.


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Jul 10, 2010 22:09 |  #4

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Jul 10, 2010 22:11 |  #5

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Jul 10, 2010 22:14 |  #6

In the first picture, I would prefer Sophia to be flesh colored and the background to be all white giving the contrast.
For some reason, I'm not comfortable with the black and white prone baby, maybe my subconscious thinks she's dead, I don't know!




  
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Jul 10, 2010 23:48 |  #7

for the first picture, maybe have the baby in a different pose, my attention is drawn to the wrong end like GDH said.

i also think its weird the blocks are in color and the baby isn't.\

second one looks great tho.


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Jul 11, 2010 06:59 |  #8

I'm sorry, but the first one made me LOL. It looks like she just pooped out those blocks and is exhausted from the effort. I keep imagining that she's saying a line from a South Park episode, where Cartman says "You know that feeling you get after taking a really big dump? Awesome!" I'm sure that's not what you were going for.

I think the one with the baby reversed is better, but still not quite there. Maybe if the baby was placed on a white pillow directly behind the blocks, close to the edge so that her hand or foot is touching a block or two, it would be much better. She would look like she's floating above them, or lying on top of them. I think the baby and the blocks should be in color. I don't know, it could work.

The shot of the baby sleeping is a real winner. Excellent work.


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Jul 11, 2010 21:17 |  #9

gibbit1 wrote in post #10515072 (external link)
I'm sorry, but the first one made me LOL. It looks like she just pooped out those blocks and is exhausted from the effort.

lol. my thoughts exactly.

Instead of merely turning baby Sophia around (by mirroring), keep Sophia facing the same way but bring her to the left of the blocks.

I love the expression of her sleeping. Personally, that headdress is an overkill - the pink flower is drawing my attention off from her face.



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Jul 11, 2010 21:27 |  #10

Sorry, but look at #3. What a beautiful baby and beautiful picture.
Just write Sophia in small in one corner.
For #1 and 2, just hide them. She will thank you later.
I just took another look at #3. Here you have a beautifull everything!


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Jul 12, 2010 00:08 |  #11

Don't you guys know that this is what the popultation of non-photographer mommys want? Kitsch. That second picture, distracting head dress and all is exactly the shot you should have on your website. Facebook. Business cards.

You knocked it out of the park from marketing standpoint. SOLID photography, especially in the lighting, composition, and focus, combined with the kind of thing that they (the buying public) love.

What's not to like there? Personally, I'm not really a fan of selective coloring, or anything other than solid images.

Probably why I'm online and not editing RIGHT NOW!

Good job.


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